| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Baltimore prosecutors on Tuesday said a heart condition and dehydration were factors in the death of a man being restrained by police during a July traffic stop.
But the state medical examiner could not determine the degree to which the officers’...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday called on State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein to release as "expeditiously as possible" the autopsy report of a man who died in police custody months ago.
"I write urging you to work expeditiously to provide the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
At the Woody's Taco Island food truck, customers get their marinated tilapia, Caribbean fried rice and jerk chicken chili in cardboard containers, which are environmentally friendly.
But at Mueller's Delicatessen, a family establishment in Northeast...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far.
Under a proposed amendment, the bill would prohibit panhandling within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry this week announced he plans to run for the state senate seat currently held by longtime senator Joan Carter Conway.
Henry, 45, who represents North Baltimore, said he is running in the 43rd senate district to be...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Baltimore officials hope prospective homebuyers can be enticed with three words: Cold, hard cash.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to increase incentives for people who buy homes in Baltimore. Municipal employees will be eligible for a $5,000 loan,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Members of the Baltimore City Council are joining the family of a man who died in police custody in their quest for answers, calling four months of official silence about how Tyrone West died "frustrating and unacceptable."
Police said in August that...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Baltimore businesses, homeowners and nonprofits took on new financial responsibility July 1 with enactment of the city's Stormwater Remediation Fee ordinance. Much media has been generated around the unfunded mandate handed down from Annapolis to the 10...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Several lawmakers are calling on the state to compensate Baltimore amid new disclosures that errors in the historic property tax credit program for homeowners have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
"The state should make us whole,"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the taxation committee, says he is refusing to physically sign legislation needed to approve public subsidies for the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The city's taxation committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Two Baltimore City Councilmen are formally calling on the state of Maryland to cover the costs of erroneous historic property tax credits that have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
Councilmen Bill Henry, who represents north...